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  • 5.0 stars

    "Transparent Usability & Great Performance"

    April 16, 2014  |   By stvaiello

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2835

    Pros

    - Intuitive: Clean and simple interface.
    - Transparent: Just map the drive and forget about it.
    - Great Performance: File transfer speed are whatever your server or network can handle. No delay or lag from this client at all.
    - Simple Configuration: Easy to configure & start using, also allows access to more advance configuration settings if needed.
    - Diverse Support: wide support for protocols & cloud providers.
    - Integrated Backup: Can schedule automate backups.
    - Caching: allows for files to be cached locally for faster access.

    Cons

    - Cost: Home / nonBusiness users, cost is high. Especially when licensing for a small number of users.

    Summary

    Great product all around, I have not seen a single application crash or file corruption. It meets all my technical needs and provides me the convenience of connecting to my home-based Linux servers' filesystems as if they were local. Great for mapping a drive to my ownCloud instance via WebDav while on my home network. I tested multiple WebDav clients, and few were able to match the file transfer speed of WebDrive. All this capability and also being able to map my drives, completely removes the complexity of working in the 'cloud'.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does everything. Best in category."

    May 3, 2013  |   By carl_p

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    It just works. Works with automation and scripting. Works from the command line or GUI. Connects to everything, never crashes. Perfect appliance tool.

    Cons

    none to speak of

    Summary

    It Just Works and stays out of the way. Does everything we ask it to do and never lets us down. It's invisible because you just don't have to fsck with it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best in its class"

    April 30, 2013  |  

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    Easy to map drives to any FTP site
    Once mapped use is transparent
    Allows editing files directly on the server
    Fast and flawless

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    I have been using Webdrive now for about 5 years and upgrade every time the program changes. I use it primarily to update my websites and have each of the most important ones mapped to a different drive letter. Working with a mapped drive is just like working on my own hard drive except for a slight delay. Once the drive is mapped using it is so transparent that I usually forget I am FTPing using mapped drive. I have used it to access cloud storage and it works flawlessly although this is not my primary use. Using Webdrive saves me a lot of time. It gives me the option of editing files directly on the server or changing them locally and then copying them to the mapped drive. I have tried sever other similar products but this one is the best.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's a must have for web developers."

    April 22, 2013  |   By chuck97224

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    1. Supports all standard ftp security protocols
    2. Once connected, it shows up as normal hard drive. e.g. K:/
    3. You can set/change the hard drive letter at anytime.
    4. Lots of nice options. e.g. Connect at login/starutp.
    5. Works great with Scooter Software's Beyond Compare file

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    Cons

    Although free upgrades are limited to the first 12 months. After that you can still download bug fixes/patches but upgrades have to be purchased.

    Windows only. There is a Mac version but I haven't been successful with it.

    Summary

    As a Windows web developer, I often need to upload/download everything from a single file to entire sites. WebDrive makes it easy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best product on the market to connect to remote storage"

    April 22, 2013  |   By MrDavin

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    We tried just about every other offering on the market to connect to our webdav service. Some of them seemed to work well until we discovered they were not properly caching or worse truncating the files. Since installing WebDrive from South Rivers, we have not reports of missing or corrupt information. Their platform has worked well on thousands of small files on some 1GB+ video files.

    Cons

    There is no lifetime license. Would be nice if you could buy a fixed set of seats no matter the operating system.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Using WebDrive on over 100 sites - outstanding"

    April 17, 2013  |   By 1mooreman

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    We've been using WebDrive to manage our client sites for over 4 years. It is an integral part of our operations and in our mind the best FTP software available. Support is outstanding.

    Cons

    We really have no complaints

    Summary

    Couldn't run our business without it!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great front-end for cloud storage"

    April 17, 2013  |   By crmjim

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    Our remote users needed a way to easily browse the distributed storage we implemented using Amazon S3 buckets. WebDrive makes it easy for them (and for us) since each bucket appears as a drive letter.

    Cons

    The cost seemed high initially, but over time we have recognized the value in a solution like WebDrive.

    Summary

    We are big fans of an approach like WebDrive. The IT department gets to take advantage of the many benefits of using Amazon S3 while our users get an easy-to-use method of access. This is the best of both worlds.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy access to remote files."

    April 10, 2013  |   By danielbahl

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    Easy, fast, stable and robust software that solves a problem I've had for many years

    Cons

    Mac-version is still not on-par with Windows version.

    Summary

    WebDrive make local-drives (E:, F: etc.) with remote-server content from FTP, SFTP, FTPS, Amazon S3, WebDav etc.

    WebDrive makes web-development easier, I have several drives mapped connected to several web-projects.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good for Amazon S3 Access"

    April 9, 2013  |   By lcboard17

    Version: WebDrive 11.0 build 2747

    Pros

    Webdrive makes it easy to edit your s3 files. It comes with a decent backup utility for backing up your PC files to s3. I have also used if for s-ftp files and it works fine.

    Cons

    offline files are a little quirky.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great productivity tool"

    April 18, 2012  |   By admin1977

    Version: WebDrive 10.0

    Pros

    I have been using Webdrive for several years and recently upgraded to version 10. This is one of those programs that I rarely think about, but can't live without. The new version handles international characters better, which has been helpful when accessing files from our European offices. I've usually used it to connect to our company sftp servers, but I recently tried it with Amazon s3 and it worked like a charm.

    Cons

    single license price is high but bigger licenses are pretty reasonable.

    Summary

    Definitely worth the money. If you can get your company to buy a larger license for multiple users it's actually pretty inexpensive per user.

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